The Houston Texans will not retain starting center Ben Jones as the veteran agreed to terms with divisional rival Tennessee
The Houston Texans depth along the offensive line was questionable heading into 2016, and it will be even more so now. Starting center Ben Jones is heading out the door as he agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday. Terms of the deal have not yet been released.
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Losing Jones to a divisional rival hurts, but even more painful is the fact that the team depth chart lists no back up center behind the four-year pro who started all 16 games in 2015 after sliding over from guard where he started his career.
Jones was a fourth round pick in 2012 out of Georgia and has started 41 of the 62 games he has played for the Texans. He became the starter after the team moved on from veteran Chris Myers and the most underrated position along the offensive line never missed a beat.
The Texans now will need to turn their attention to at least retaining Brandon Brooks, who started at right guard for the Texans. They will also most likely scour the free agent wire for a new starting center while also keeping their eyes on potential draft picks as well.